Actress, Former singer, Former dancer
Rita Dolores Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and was the second...Wikipedia
Born: 11th December, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Height: 5' 2½" (159 cm)
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Claim to Fame: The King and I, West Side Story
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Who can be romantically linked to Rita Moreno...and how closely?
Of the nine people who won all four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy), Moreno won all four awards in the shortest amount of time within a 16 year time frame. Winning the Oscar in 1962, Grammy in 1972, Tony in 1975 and her first of two Emmys in 1977. Composer Richard Rodgers is second, winning his four awards within a 17 year time frame.
When filming her final scene in West Side Story (1961) in which her character "Anita" is harassed and nearly raped by New York street gang members "the Jets", she was reduced to tears, as it brought flashbacks of similar real life childhood experiences. When she broke down, the other actors nobly stopped and comforted her, helping her to get through the scene, pointing out that the audience was going to hate the gang members for what they were doing, as "Anita" was well meaning in what she was doing, and the sequence set up a critical plot element.
You can't learn to dance...without stepping on a few toes.
A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
The reason there weren`t any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn`t have the money to take those kind of classes.
Apparently, I think it`s Columbia Records has Betty Wand`s name on all of the stuff that I did, too, and that`s made me very, very unhappy.
Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76
By Andrea Billups
06/04/2014 at 08:15 AM EDT
Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76.
The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death.
Chamberlin – who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby,... Read More
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